Looking for a good rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by engles5, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. engles5

    engles5 New Member

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    Tikka t3 or Remington cdl in 25/06 what's the better choice?
     
  2. smoooth308

    smoooth308 New Member

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    I'm a fan of Remington but never shot a tikka so can't really comment on that part.
     

  3. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    They are both awesome rifles so pick the one that feels the best to you

    I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH ;)
     
  4. t.fowler99

    t.fowler99 New Member

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    I just put up me a 25-06 in single shot. I like that cal. My wife can use it or my sons. They like the 7m-08 I get them in remington. They are go to like this one too.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Between the two brands,I'd go with the Tikka T3.The Tikka action is butter smooth,and they are known for having excellent accuracy.
    I don't care much for their composite stocks,they look and feel very cheap,but they do have a very nice walnut stock that is available.

    The magazines and scope rings for Tikka's are pretty pricey!
     
  6. t.fowler99

    t.fowler99 New Member

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    I am a big fan of remington 700. I have two in 7mm mag and 7m-08. I like them they shoot real good. If it was me go with remington.
     
  7. engles5

    engles5 New Member

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    It's looking like the 25/06 ammo is hard to come by here where I live I'm starting to look into a 243 also for deer where I hunt no more than 100 yard shots I got the big bores but want a light cal anyone out there use 243 for deer
     
  8. t.fowler99

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    I am not a fan of the 243. Go with the 7m-08 if you not going with the 25/06.
     
  9. Jeepergeo

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    At the local range here, you'd be unlikely to see another Tikka, so from that standpoint alone, it might be kinda of cool to have the Tikka. I have not shot one, but heave read/heard good things. I have shot the Remington a lot in the last few years and like it alot except the trigger pull that must have been setup by the Remington attorneys. Fit and finish on the Remington is tight and clean.
     
  10. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    If your under a 100 then get a good 30-30

    I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH ;)
     
  11. AleksiR

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    +1 For the Tikka. 1MOA guarantee, free floated barrels, very smooth bolt. Like Txhillbilly said, the plastic stocks look and feel cheap but they have walnut and laminate stocks available, there are also aftermarket stocks if you want something different. You can get an EGW picatinny rail and normal rings instead of the Optilock rings and bases.

    .308Win Tikka T3 @ 100yds
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  12. theropinfool

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    I got a tikka t3 lite .243 for my wife about 4 years ago. It's light weight, I'm not in love with the stock, but it's not bad.

    The actions is butter smooth. Working the bolt almost takes no effort. And it is super accurate. With 95 grain hornady SST bullets and 44 grains of IMR 7828 I can put 3 shots in the same hole.

    I don't like the plastic magazine. It only holds 3+1. My winchester 30-06 holds 5+1. I don't care for the plastic trigger guard. The action is flat bottomed in the technical sense, but I wish it had more bedding area.

    All that being said, it's still a great little rifle. My wife loves it, so I love it.

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  13. powg

    powg New Member

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    tikka or remmy

    both are great guns ........a great caliber ..too but imho the weatherby vanguard in 25-06 is very hard to beat in price @ 399.00 $ and it will shoot 1 moa guaranteed with almost any factory ammo from the big three makers ....maybe better with the factory custom stuff such as the barnes vortex.
     
  14. huffmanite

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    lol, both priced a little bit more than I'll pay for a new rifle, so don't own either one. But, based on my limited knowledge of the two rifles in question from posts on various websites over last couple of years, I'd go with the Tikka.
     
  15. AleksiR

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    I believe engles already made his mind about the rifle, he picked up a Rem 700 in 7mm-08.
     
  16. t.fowler99

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    That is a good choice. I have came setup and love it. My son and wife love it to
     
  17. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

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    You could always look into reloading. 25-06 brass can be easily made from 30-06 brass by running it through a 25-06 full length resizing die. Then reload the case like normal.
    cottontop
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yes you could do it this way, and many did for years, but with the abundance of 25-06 cases now, and the fact that if using that case, you have the 25-06 headstamp. if you reload as many different calibers as i do, having the right headstamp lessens confusion when reloaded. if you only reload one or two different calibers, this might not be a problem, but it could be a potential one for me and others who reload many different calibers, whose outward appearance is similar.
     
  19. theropinfool

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    Just make sure your brain is on and you have the 30-06 die in your press when you want to keep it 30-06 and not turn it into 25-06. Not that I ever did that once last week or anything.....

    You would need to trim the cases though. Mine were too long... I mean, if that ever happened the cases would be too long. Not that I ever made that mistake.....
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yes my point exactly! this why i buy my cases to reload with the proper headstamp to eliminate confusion.